Man Arrested For Stealing Chile’s Jorge Montt Glacier

a-chunk-of-stolen-glacial-008A fascinating environmental crime. A man stole a five-ton portion of the fast-vanishing glacier, a national monument — the ice was to be used to create the most rarified of illegal cocktails — a drink which will be impossible post climate-change. Via the Guardian:

Police in Chile have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing five tonnes of ice from the Jorge Montt glacier in the Patagonia region to sell as designer ice cubes in bars and restaurants.

Local media reported that last Friday police intercepted a refrigerated truck with an estimated £3,900 worth of illicit ice allegedly bound for whiskies, rums and cocktails in the capital Santiago. Authorities have accused the driver of theft and are considering adding violation of national monuments to the charge sheet.

16 Comments on "Man Arrested For Stealing Chile’s Jorge Montt Glacier"

  1. Monkey See Monkey Do | Feb 6, 2012 at 10:23 am |

    Served with some rare dolphins and whales.

  2. Anarchy Pony | Feb 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm |

    Glad to see that people are ridiculously stupid and callous everywhere.

  3. marklar_primus | Feb 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm |

    “Post climate-change”

    Wow, how revealing of the mindset of the global warming alarmists. Yes sparky, the world’s climate has never changed before and once mankind is wiped out by global warming changes in the Earth’s climate will abruptly stop never to be seen again.

    • Anarchy Pony | Feb 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm |

      Are you retarded or just incredibly stupid? Hooray! You pointed out a poorly worded phrase and think that means you win.  

      • Jin The Ninja | Feb 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm |

        it really wasn’t even poorly worded.

      • marklar_primus | Feb 6, 2012 at 7:23 pm |

        If by retarded and stupid you mean scientifically literate and skeptical of the assertions of serial liars, then both I suppose. Next time I’ll check my English to Troll dictionary to be sure.

        • Anarchy Pony | Feb 6, 2012 at 7:38 pm |

          Ooh you got me. And I guess because you claim to be scientifically literate, I’ll take your opinion at face value and bow out. It must be glorious for you to be on the front line against the conspiracy of the majority of the world’s scientific community to pointlessly try to stop industrialized civilization from ruining the planet’s ecosystems and the climate that allows agriculture to grow the food we eat. 

          • marklar_primus | Feb 7, 2012 at 12:07 am |

            Actually I expect you to do enough research to have an opinion other than calling someone retarded or stupid because they express an opinion contrary to your faith based dogma.

            There are plenty of things that are screwing up the environment without obsessing over poorly thought out theories based upon bad methodology. If you are chasing ghosts you’ll never pay any attention to real problems however.

            Your majority claim is often asserted yet never validated by anyone asserting it as far as I have seen. How convenient. In any case it is irrelevant as science is not a democratic system in which scientists get to vote on reality and then call the science “settled”. Declaring a scientific theory settled and that no alternative is possible and even suppressing any scientific data that does not conform is tantamount to declaring that your theory is actually a religious dogma rather than science.

            The CLOUD experiment at CERN has shown that the Sun and cosmic rays  play a major role in any climate changes that occur. This is not only a theory that the alarmists have argued vigorously against but also an experiment they worked hard to suppress by applying political pressure to try and get it cancelled. The experiment provided hard empirical evidence of a theory the alarmists spent more than a decade fighting tooth and nail.

            Much of the so called evidence for for anthropogenic global warming has been based upon computer models that used a very finite set of data from which to work. In a chaotic system as complex as climate the idea that such computer models rise to the level of being evidence is quite the joke. This is not a case of empirical science as evidenced by just how inaccurate the predictions made by the alarmist community have been, and the ability to make accurate predictions based upon a theory is one of the hallmarks of good science.

            This does not mean that the science is settled against anthropogenic climate change of course. As I explained before that would be a rather foolish assertion though one that is often made by the alarmist crowd.It does, however, lead me to believe that I am likely correct in the opinion that the alarmist cry of “WE HAVE TO ACT DRASTICALLY NOW OR WE ARE ALL DEAD DEAD DEAD” is a big steaming pile.

            As humans we do love our doomsday prophecies though don’t we. In any case I wouldn’t worry since December 21, 2012 is going to get you before global warming ever could. The vast majority of internet cranks agree so the science is settled and it must be true.

    • Trees have fallen in the forest before.  That doesn’t mean that if you chop one with an ax repeatedly you have no part in it coming down.

      • marklar_primus | Feb 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm |

        No, but can’t keep trees from falling down in a wind storm by banning axes either.

        •  No, but far fewer trees would fall.

          • marklar_primus | Feb 7, 2012 at 2:10 am |

            Apparently you’ve never heard of a chain saw.

          • Of course I have, and my metaphor still stands.  The fact that the climate has changed naturally before doesn’t mean that we aren’t affecting it now.

  4. “No sir that is our ice your are stealing”. Its just freaken FROZEN WATER. The humanity.

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